i "aM" mISsIng "hER."
Wazzup "MaDDIe" tOo "BUsY" feR "US" LAtElY?"
cAn "SHE" bE "PaGeD?":))
YO, MADELEINE! HEEEEYYYYYY, MADDIE!!! CAN YOUSE HEAR US SCREAMING RATHER
LOUDLY AND IN ALL DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS ATTEMPTING TO YELL LOUD ENOUGH SO
THAT YOU HEAR OUR FAINT VOICES...IF YOU ARE FAR AWAY.
Dissertations, course work and doct***defenses have that ability to drown
out the sounds of reality and presence and the narrative quality of daily
living...and friends. But friends don't let friends run away. Remember no
matter where you run, you can't hide because wherever you go, you can't get
out of your unconscious that rec.running is running home. We'll be
hear/here waiting for your return.
After 23 years at the San Diego Marathon Clinic, working with groups for 25
years and observing organizationS for 40 years, Bion's theory on the
Concept of Herd continues to prove itself to me:
Humans beings as a species are herd, pack, social animals
All we know as human is learned in groups
There is no such thing as individual action or activity
Groups are mental configurations (Once a Marine, always...)
Groups are necessary for human survival. Anaclytic Depression=fear of separation
So along with the other leaders of rec.running Bion's statement rings true
for and from the experience of so many hundreds of thousands of miles
travelled by all of us on foot alone and together. The Primary role and
responsibility of a leader is:
MAXIMIZE EACH PERSON'S SENSE OF CONNECTION
That goes for all of us from Abhay to Zamboni. When a group is working, it
is fun, it feels good no matter how hard or difficult the going is. When a
group is not working, it doesn't feel good and it's not fun no matter how
easy it may seem.
Those following the history of rec.running know that IndyRunr knows about a
working group and non-working group...and what it feels like. Thank
goodness we have our running...or walking/cycling/swimming when injured to
return to St. George's words of wisdom: "while we are called to be Poets,
Artists, Philosophers, Saints, Heroes; first and foremost be "good
animals." He called us to be athletes who bring out the best in others by
bringing out the best in ourselves. What a gift. What a present in the
present. What a presence. How many times has St. George been with you on
one of those inner runs. He continues to touch our souls. God bless his
Maddie, your running home misses you.
Ozzie "I just hate to put whatever this is called" Gontang
In health and on the run,
Maintainer - rec.running FAQ
Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic, est. 1975
Abhay Thatte enquired after me in a post that looked disturbingly like a
Then IndyRnr said:
Meanwhile, pleased and embarrassed thanks for the kind words, all of you,
and for waking me out of my non-running non-r.r.-reading torpor. I was
feeling as if I'd lost all motivation to run after all these weeks off.
But you've inspired me. Hope to be runing again in a couple of weeks,
after I see the new orthopod.
Madeleine "creaky body. cranky mind" Page
You can't run, but you can hide, it seems. So, welcome back.
In the meantime, I'm happy to report that I've started a new thread in
that a.f.u place you like so much, called "What a gallon of gasoline
costs at my neighborhood pumps"! It's an endlessly fascinating subject,
don't you think?
[her typically ornery stuff!]
>In the meantime, I'm happy to report that I've started a new thread in
>that a.f.u place you like so much, called "What a gallon of gasoline
>costs at my neighborhood pumps"! It's an endlessly fascinating subject,
>don't you think?
Mike "TriBop" Tennent
My Model Railroad
'98 Ironman Canada Iron***s Site